Prices of special trailer (ST) tires are down by as much as 30% versus last year, an indirect outcome of U.S. tariffs on passenger tires from China.
According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased in February. From a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.9% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.9% increase in January and a 0.8% increase in December.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the tire inflation pressure (as selected by the driver) in the four road tires of the Mercedes-Benz M Class subject vehicles. To perform this function, the system uses an electronic tire pressure sensor in each wheel, and a low tire pressure warning light on the instrument cluster.
When the Falken brand was born in 1983, it catered to the performance market. The brand made a name for itself on vehicles like the Mazda RX7, Datsun 200 Series and Toyota MR2.
Pirelli & Cie SpA used the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to showcase its presence in the “prestige” and “premium” segments of the European car market and announce that it is introducing new P Zero tires to the marketplace during 2016.
For 50 years, Bill Simon has made buying tires fun in Baton Rouge, La. Appropriately, when Simple Simon Tire celebrated its golden anniversary recently, fun was the operative word. And Simon’s employees made sure they honored the company’s founder, CEO and president in style.
Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has introduced the Geolandar A/T G015 in 60 sizes with a 60,000-mile tread wear warranty for P/E-metric sizes and 50,000-mile warranty for LT-metric and high flotation sizes.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has a three-tiered approach to the replacement truck tire market in 2016. It recently introduced tires in the premium, mid-tier and economy segments.
There was no hiding the pessimism and concern that attendees felt regarding the overall health of the OTR marketplace during the 2016 Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference held in San Diego earlier this year.
During the first three months of every year in Europe, two important automotive shows (which incorporate tires) take place and as usual I have been an interested visitor to both events.
I worked side-by-side with a great retail district manager when I was younger. His name was Fred, and he used to say, “Anybody can put numbers on an operating statement; it’s where ya put ’em that matters.” Fred had a lot of one-liners. He was an interesting guy, to say the least, but most of his sayings and one-liners held a lot of truth.
A rebound in construction activity, from civil engineering projects like roads, bridges, wind farms, and airports to residential and commercial buildings, explains some of the growing demand for solid industrial tires.
Oil and lubrication service sales represent $1.6 billion in revenue for independent tire dealers every year, or $60,651 per dealer.